Wednesday, January 25, 2006


We've started doing retrospectives (I'm tired of hearing the gasps when I tell experienced CSMs that we weren't doing them).

Whare are retrospectives? It's a team meeting that takes place after a Sprint review. The team gets together and answers the following questions:
  1. What should we start doing?
  2. What should we stop doing
  3. What should we continue doing?
The team reflects on their practices and things which affect their team. They pick a number of things to start and stop to work on over the next sprint. These things show up as "continue" items (along with other good practices) at the next retrospective.

This meeting should be time-boxed to 30 minutes. Since we were doing our first (with our consultant Mike Cohn in attendance) we took more time. A LOT of interesting stuff came out of it!

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